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triggered his illness, but harris has this advice. >> don't wait until you have as close a brush with leaving this earth as i did. you're worth going to see a doctor. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >> thanks so much for watching. around the world starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good to have you. thanks for your company. well, the man who would not stop talking, senator ted cruz, well, he might have to stop soon. he's about to wind down because of senate rules. 21 hours after he began. >> the texas republican, a tea party darling, pulling an all nighter, blasting obama care. at times, with almost no one in the chamber. the bold freshman senator is trying to stall the senate from taking out the part of the house
spending bill that pulls funding from obama care. he has just an hour left before, no, actually less. a few minutes before he's being cut off. it looks like the prayer is happening now. he has been cut off, a proceed rall vote is supposed to happen. it looks like after 20 plus hour, he's finally quiet. >> they're doing the prayer now and that's what stopped him. let's listen for a moment. >> reverberated with a marathon of speaking. help us to remember to direct our thoughts and words toward your throne in continuous prayer for our nation. you have challenged us to pray without ceasing. >> all right, we'll leave it there. the prayer underway there in the senate to start off the session and a lot of those who have been listening to senator cruz for
the last 21 hours or so are saying their prayers have been answered. >> it has been a pretty whacky time inside of the senate. let's talk about who ted cruz is actually. he's a freshman republican senator. elected last year in texas. with huge tea party grass roots. he's got that backing. of course, the 42-year-old was elected on the promise to shrink government, especially the new health care legislature. cruz was the youngest solicitor general of texas and argued cases before the supreme court. he got his start at princeton as head of the debate team. then honed his skills at harvard law school. cruz has hinted of a possible presidential run in 2016. >> yep. this talk of the town, boy, the talk of the town is the right word for it, too, he's been called a fraud and a whacko and that by some of his own republican colleagues. let's have a look at some of the highlights, if that's the right word.
>> i intend to speak in support of defunding obama care until i'm no longer able to stand. most americans could not give a flying flip about a politicians in washington. who cares? what the american people care about is their own lives. on a saturday or sunday morning when your dad's making pancake, it's very cool when he can make them do a flip high in the care and then catch him. he also, i will credit my father, he invented, this wasn't for the restaurant, he invented green eggs and ham. i don't believe there's been a day on this is that the floor that i haven't worn my argument boots. i took the coward's way out. purchased some black tennis shoes. i'll confess, i really do feel embarrassed by that. some people dismiss, oh, single payer, this is designed to go.
that's just crazy, tinfoil wearing hat stuff. you know, there's an old saying, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. if you will forgive me, i want to take the opportunity to read two bedtime story to my girls. i do so like green eggs and ham. thank you, thank you, sam i am. note folks in the gallery who just waved. i'm not sure if they have, they have their electronics, so if you tweet it, may end up here and i may have the chance to read it. i want to point out just a few words of wisdom from "duck dynasty." red neck rule number one, most things can be fix ed with duct tape, extension cords. i will say standing here after 14 hour, standing on your own feet, there's sometimes some pain, sometimes some fatigue that is involved. but you know what? there's far more pain involved in rolling over. >> so, we heard the cat in the
hat, about tinfoil hats, we heard about red neck rules from "duck dynasty." >> nazi appeasement. this ran the gamut. no matter what he does, he will not have the votes to push this through the senate. >> nope, without some kind of bill though, we are less than a week away from a potential u.s. government shutdown or at least partial shutdown, one that promises to damage an already fragile economy. dana bash is on capitol hill with more on the political rangeling going on at the moment. first of all, why doesn't cruz have a shot at getting the bill through? >> because so many of his fellow republicans are not going to vote with him in this initial vote, but more importantly, the senate is run by democrats. they have the votes to block defunding obama care, but i just want to point out one thing, which i know we had at the bottom of our screen and have it now. just moments ago, right before you came on the air, ted cruz
sat down in his seat for the first time in more than 21 hours. so, he ended his long run of standing on his feet now technically, technically, he didn't have to do that. the senate majority leader who's on the floor now, his office said he could have had another hour up until this vote, but he decided this is his time when the senate reset when you saw the prayer and the pledge, and he sat down. so a moment of theatre in this long evening of theatre that we have seen all night long. you played a lot of the perhaps off beat comments that he made, but he did spend a lot of time talking about why he thinks on its merits, obama care is the wrong way to go for this country and he had help from maybe seven or eight fellow republicans. most of them that have young turks, in his words, came down, but that sort of brings me to
the real answer to your question, which is many people who are his republican colleagues think this is a fool's era because the democrats run the senate. because they are ultimately not going to have the votes to defund obama care while funding the government and that they are going to risk a government shutdown and republicans will get blamed. that is the reason why he is really pushing up against the grain here and it is why when we see this vote at the top of the hour, it is likely to be very lopsided against ted cruz's wishes. >> and in many minds, theatre of the absurd. a lot of people saying it makes a mockery of the process. especially when what's going to happen next is a conclusion. really, what's the point? >> the point is that we're talkinging about it. the point is that he was able to get trending on twitter, make d.c. listen, which was his hash tag, that he is able to reach his supporters who supported him
to get him to the senate and may support him for higher ambition that he and some of his other colleagues have. that is really the key point. others argue that yes, this was a predetermined timeline, series of votes, but that's why the founders created the senate. it is supposed to be the place where peek can talk and talk and talk and we saw it. >> dana bash there on capitol hill. >> there's a lot of confusion about the health insurance legislation. president obama says it will begin to fix an ailing health care system. >> republicans of course hate the plan, but what is it really mean for regular folks? christine romans joins us from new york. i think we're getting a better idea of that now of that all important issue of cost. >> absolutely and the cost for the uninsured and people who currently don't have health insurance through their employer, we're finally getting more information. these health care exchanges opened for enrollment on tuesday. we're getting a look at the price tags that are going to go
along with the gold, silver and bronze plans. these are price tags the president thinks you're going to be happy with. >> when people look and see that they can get high quality, affordable health care for less than their cell phone bill, they're going to sign up. >> for less than your cell phone bill. that is the key here and for a majority of people who are uninsured, they could get coverage for $100 or less. today for the first time, the federal government giving us hard numbers. $328. health and human services says it's the national average premium for a silver plan. before subsidies. 60% less than the congressional budget office projected. that's just an average. it depends on where you live, how old you are. a couple of examples. a single 27-year-old in texas making $25,000 a year would pay
$83 a month for the lowest bronze plan. the basic entry level plan. why only 83? because they would get subsidies because of the pay level of $25,000 a year. silver, $145 a month. a family of four in texas making $50,000 a year would pay $57 a month for the bronze plan. and then $282 for silver. also, after sub sidies. now, the white house says most people who are uninsured today will be able to find those policies for 100 bucks a less per month after their subsidies and for those of you trying to figure out what is it going to cost to me, you will know next week. >> you can jump online and find out. thanks, christine. good to see you. >> you're welcome. well, it's been three decades since the leaders of the
united states and iran have met face to face and so far, president obama and iranian president rouhani have not come together. why the handshake hasn't happened. plus, cnn talks to the newly elect elected president to see if he's willing to make amends with the united states. >> i would like to say to american people, i bring peace. >> plus, an about face of sorts for iran's leadership. president rouhani acknowledges the holocaust, something his predecessors said never happened. >> also coming up, pope benedict says he never tried to cover things up. that's the now retired pope. why he's responding to criticism over his handling of the catholic priest sex abuse scandal.
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now. susan, what else have you been able to find out? >> we're out here in the vicinity of where that shooting happened. police are telling me that it appears to be a workplace shooting. involving a man who's a former employee who walked into his former business and then opened fire, hitting two. we do not know what kind of company this is. we do not know the conditions of the two employees who were shot. allegedly by the man who used to work there. don't know what kind of a fun. gun. don't know how many shots were fired, but then the suspect fled the scene in a white suv the size of a honda with new york plate es. now, protectively, police have shut down a huge shopping mall, which is in the vicinity of where the shooting took place. again, they're doing this as a precaution, not letting anyone in or out, employees and
custome customers, until they're able to revolve what happened here. >> we're just showing some live pictures from a helicopter and there is a school nearby, kids outside playing. i'm sure there are concerns there especially after this mall attack in kenya. we're talking about a huge number of people considering what was going on in kenya and the fear there could be copy cats in this situation. >> it's just, it does not, there does not appear to be any connection to the shopping mall which is in the vicinity. this is a man described by police as a former employee. the mall is in the area, but is not believed to be connected to the shooting. but as a precaution, it's not surprising. with 275 stores, huge parking lot and the like, they're asking people to stay in, not go in, not go out and they have police cars posted at the entrances to
prevent people from going in or trying to get into that area and any schools in the area have been warned to be on guard because this man. >> all right, susan candiotti, thanks so much there on the spot. two people apparently shot at a workplace. lockdown at a local mall out of an abundance of caution apparently. we're continuing to monitor developments. bring you any updates as we get them. we're going to take a short break now. we'll be right back though. plenty more to come. hey linda!
welcome back. new york city, the united nation, well, it must be the second day of the annual general assembly. >> we're going to go live pictures now from the podium on the schedule for later today, the leaders of italy, serbia and spain will speak as well as many more. the stage will hold presidents, prime ministers and monarchs,
practically all day every day until next tuesday. president obama spoke yesterday. >> it is a never ending list and a new one just came up. it was iranian president's interview with our own christiane amanpour that got more people talking on the united nations stage. president hassan rouhani broke wide widely from his predecessor and did acknowledge that the holocaust actually happened. >> that any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the nazis created towards the jews is -- whatever criminality they committed, we come dem. the taking of human life is contemptible. makes no difference whether that life is jewish, christian or muslim. >> christiane amanpour is with us now from new york.
we're glad to have you here. we heard the word, moderate, many, many, many times. but this is a real change from what ahminedjad used to say about the holocaust. were you surprised to hear president rouhani acknowledge the holocaust did happen? >> i wasn't surprised. i was hoping that he would say what he thought about it and then see what the iranian president, the new iranian president has to say about it because what ahminedjad did was by his reprehensible holocaust denying and antisemitism in public was create a massive backlash, obviously amongst jews, amongst many people around the world, and created an incredibly bad reputation, worse reputation, for iran and the iranian people, so i was very interested to know whether this was something that was going to be continued under this new president, so i'm pleased as a human being, that he actually acknowledged historical facts.
i think beyond that, also, he did something quite extraordinary. he didn't even mention the word, israel, in his u.n. speech. ahminedjad used to rail against it all the time. he said to me how much they respect the tora, the holy book, the prophet, moses. on other issues such as the nuclear issue from the podium, he promised that iran wasn't building and wouldn't build a nuclear weapon, so i tried to push him on where these new negotiations might go. he himself was a former chief nuclear negotiator, so wasn't only negotiating with me on television, but did say that perhaps iraq facility, which many people are very worried, perhaps that could be used to
create plutonium and create a second route to a military weapon if iran decided to do that, perhaps that could be on the table, bringing that facility online. so, i thought that was sblesing. and he spoke about a lot of things, including the relationship with the united states. i asked him why didn't he meet with president obama. >> there were some talks about it, in fact, to perhaps arrange for a meeting between president obama and myself. so that given the opportunity, we can talk with each other. and preparation for the work was done a bit as well. the united states declared its interest in having such a meeting and in principle, could have under certain circumstances, allowed it to happen, but i believe we didn't have sufficient time to really coordinate the meeting. but speaking of the ice breaking that you mentioned, it's already beginning to break because the environment is changing and that has come about as a result of the will of the people of iran to create a new era of relations between the people of iran and
the rest of the world. >> and he is right. the people of iran by a vast majority for years and years and year, have wanted relations with the u.s. and the rest of the world, normal relations, but here now is an opportunity because for the first time in a long time, it appears this president has the backing of the person who holds all the political cards, he told me he has authority from comeny to negotiate, even talk directly to the united states, whether between him and president obama or between their foreign ministers, who are going to be talking directly for the first ti time. that will happen i believe this week, tomorrow, regarding the nuclear issue and other issues. so, there is a window of opportunity, but as he said, diplomacy is a two-way street and they have to compromise and they hope the west will as well. we'll see how it goes. >> he's only able to talk like that while he does have the
support of the supreme leader. what do you think he needs to take back to iran for this to be successful? because the reproach mood can be a short-term thing if nothing come comes of ut i. >> that's right. these moderates are often swept away if there's nothing to show for it and obviously, the west demands, needs, requires confidence building measures so that the iranian nuclear program is utterly transparent. the west and president obama has even said they should have access to a civilian nuclear program, but they can never be allowed to make a weapon. they say they're not going to, so the issue is total trance parnsy on the iranian side and other methodologies regarding their enrichment level, se. they want sanctions lifted. it is going to be a heavy lift
to get them lifted because a lot of them are being put on by the u.s. congress. also, e.u. sanctions, so that's going to be a slow and painful process. and the compromises on both sides again to be very, very, very painful. for both sides for their basis. so, they both sides express a willingness, but are both sides and is the united states and the west ready to actually do the kind of thing that they might not want to do? that is lift sanctions or at least start some of what the iranian call proportional reciprocity. >> i think people are wondering if this is going to be a change in tone or real change and substance. great interview and we look forward to seeing the full interview. >> and you spoke to president of france as well, which we'll also see. so, thanks very much, good get as we say in the business. coming up, pope benedict says he never tried to cover
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>> this is unusual. you may recall a few days before his papacy ended, from now on, he was going to be hidden from the world. what most people assumed he meant was that you wouldn't be seeing him or hearing from him in public anymore and that has largely been the case since the new pope was elected on march 13th. yesterday, he broke his silence, writing a letter to an atheist mathematician and philosopher, who had written a book, in terms of why he chose to respond, i don't think that's the puzzle. benedict is an intellectual who loves the exchange of ideas, so i think that's a lot, a large part of what he's spending his time doing. the unusual thing is that he apparently gave his permission for this to be published. not just in an italian newspaper, but also in a new edition of this intellectual's
book. obviously, benedict felt he had something important to say. >> is this causing any friction with pope frances? can pope benedict speak for the church? >> no, only for himself. the catholic church only has one ceo at a time. you asked if it's going to cause any friction, i don't think to date, there's any indication frances objected, but if benedict were to make a habit of this, repeatedly speaking out on controversial questions on the life of the church, it could become a problem. one of the reasons you said, he's be hidden from the world is so no one would be confused about who's in charge. it's going to be interesting to see how that plays out going forward. >> good to have you on the program. new video of the terror attack in kenya shows a tense
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. welcome back. kenyan officials say they don't expect to find any more victims in the rubble of the westgate mall, which has partially collapsed largely due to that fire. they believe they're only going to find the bodies of terrorist, but new video shows an absolutely remarkable scene from inside that mall. you're seeing the pictures there. a police officer in civilian clothes on the left side of the screen crawling on the floor to rescue a woman and her two small children.
but they are too terrified to move. eventually, the officer you see there, grabs them up in his arms and takes them away to safety. >> there's a lot of questions about how they planned this attack and even questions being raised about whether they rented a store inside the mall, how they got the weapons in. heavy weapons. what have you been hearing? i don't kn i know there was a news conference a few hours ago. >> the minister of interior, we did put all of these questions to him, but he keeps saying it's just simply too early to be able to tell. he wants everybody to be able to hold on until the forensic investigation finally starts issuing its findings, but that's not stopping a lot of people from talking about what we do know. what we know is that the extent of the heavy weaponry that was used in this attack, it would have been extraordinarily difficult for the attackers to
come in, carrying for instance, eyewitnesses report seeing machine guns with bases. you've been to iraq. you've seen them out there. that's some pretty heavy weaponry. you can't just carry that around in the boot of your car. there are a lot of questions that aren't being answered right now, but the reality is this must have taken a lot of planning. >> i have a question. in looking at this and i know it's always confusing in scenes like this. we've all been to them, where there's absolute chaos, destruction, a lot of fear. but are authorities saying anything about the nationalities of those involved in the attack at this point? >> well, again, the minister of interior said they don't want to speculate until the forensic evidence is in, but counterterror sources we've been speaking to said they have at the moment, a british national in their custody. he was picked up for they said acting suspiciously at the airport. he also had a bandage on his
face and cuts and grazes on his body. the british ambassador says he doesn't believe he's being held in conjunction with that, but our sources are insisting that he is. >> long way to go in this investigation and as they start to sift through the rubble, they're going to find some bodies and hopefully some evidence as well about how this was carried out because some of those weapons were built fed machine guns. >> right and it takes a lot of planning to do some of this as well, but we know that the death toll will likely go up, so very sad news there, plus, this is the first day of official mourning and so the country will be going through three days of mourning and our hearts and minds are with the people of kenya right now. in less than a week, the federal government could shut down if congress doesn't agree on a temporary spending budget. >> also, ted cruz pulled an all night nighter trying to per swid the senate to defund obama care.
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want to get you caught up with what's going on at the united nations. john kerry is meeting with diplomats from britain, russia, china and france before other permanent members plus germany. they're discuss iing the syrian crisis and the new ground breaking deal to collect and destroy syria's chemical weapons arsenal. this as u.n. inspectors are on the ground in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons use. >> we'll keep an eye on developments there. meanwhile, rescuers are rushing to a remote area of southwest pakistan following a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake. did a lot of damage. >> so much damage and it's really done something else that's incredible. a new bit of land that has come up, the death toll though, more than 200 people and that is expected to rise. hundreds more have been injured. the quake struck at night while
most people were inside their homes. entire villages are said to be wiped out there. >> rescue workers have really been struggling to get to this remote part of pakistan. people there in ab ron didn't even have electricity. they certainly don't have a hospital unit that can deal with this kind of disaster. no emergency room and no surgical unit, so more than 1,000 troops, the military, have been drop ped in. a lot of them getting aid to them by air. either air lefting in medical teams and rescue workers and air lifting those seriously injured out. >> as you just mentioned, the earthquake caused a small island, to be born in the arabian sea. one mile off the coast. you can actually see people on it, checking it out. it's about 200 feet long, about 20 to 30 feet high. experts are saying it's a mud
volcano, but they say don't go building on it. these things often disappear as they rise up. people taking a risk there, too. it's emitting a lot of methane gas. >> but it is amazing to see a bit of brand new land pop up, although not completely unusual. coming up, after years of saying no, china is saying yes to facebook. we'll explain on around the world in just a minute.
in china, the government limits internet, but soon, you'll be able to use twitter and facebook. >> might be a surprise they couldn't until now, but it's kind of one of those sort of situations. the chinese government clamped down on social media websites because they don't want too much information being spread around, people talking to each other. they're worried about it causing problems, but this is going to be a sort of free trade zone that's going to allow unblocked access. >> let's get the details with alison kosik. pretty interesting news. a lot of people wondering how far they're going to be able to go with the social media there in china. >> yeah, there is a harsh reality to this. the ban is being lifted, but
only in a very small area. it's the shanghai free trade zone. it's basically made up of 17 square miles. it's u opening up on sunday. now, the south china morning post is reporting facebook, twitter and other sites are soon going to be able to be seen in that part of china. they were blocked because they're considered to be politically sensitive. twitter was a driving force behind the 2011 arab spring, helping to get the message out. even in 2009, there was a minority group in china that used facebook to organize against the government. so, in most of china, you can try to access those sites, you're going to get an error message. it's known as the great fire wall. >> thank you so much. oh, i get it. >> i got that. that was good. >> thank you, michael. >> yeah, the great fire wall of china. now, for 21 hours and change, senator ted cruz talked about why the senate should vote to defund obama care. >> he also took a few moments to
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>> he talk about defunding obama care and read some bedtime stories, like one of my favorites, "green eggs and ham." >> your taxpayer dollars a t work. his atept to stall the democrat's plan to pass the spending bill. the bill would have a provision that takes away the funding from the president's health care plan. now, for your viewing pleasure, want to play you a little bit of that talkathon. >> since tonight, you girls don't get to pick the book, so i got to pick green eggs and ham and i love this story, so i'm going to read it to you. sam, i am. that sam i am, that sam i am, i do not like that sam i am. do you like green eggs and ham? i do not like them, sam i am.
i do not like green eggs and ham. would you like them here or there? i would not like them here or there. i would not like them anywhere. i do not like green eggs and ham. i do not like them, sam i am. would you like them in a house? would you like them with a mouse? i do not like them in a house, i do not like them with a mouse, i do not like them here or there, i do not like them anywhere. i do not like green eggs and ham. i do not like them, sam i am. would you eat them in a box? would you eat them with a fox? not in a box, not with a fox, not in a house, not with a mouse. i would not eat them here or there, i would not eat them anywhere. i would not eat green eggs and am. i do not like them, sam i am. would you could you in a car? eat them, eat them, here they are. i would not, could not in a car.
you may like them, you will see. you may like them in a tree. i would not, could not in a tree. not in a car. you let me be. i do not like them in a box, i do not like them with a fox. i do not like them in a house. i do not like them with a mouse. i do not like them here or there. i do not like them anywhere. i do not like green eggs and ham. i do thot like them, sam i am. a train. a train. a train, a train. could you, would you, on a train? not on a train. not in a tree. not in a car, sam, let me be. i would not, could not in a box, i would not, could not with a fox. ly i will not eat them with a mouse, in a house, i will not eat them here or there, i will not eat them anywhere. i do not like green eggs and ham. i do not like them, sam i am. say, in the dark? here in the dark.
would you, could you, in the dark? i would not, could not in the dark. would you, could you in the rain? i would not, could not in the rain. not in the dark, not on a train, not in a car, not in a tree. i do not like them, sam, you see. not in a house, not in a box. not with a mouse, not you do not like green eggs and ham? i do not like them, sam i am. could you, would you with a goat? i would not, could not with a goat. would you, could you on a boat? i would not, could not on a boat. i will not, will not with a goat. i will not eat them in the rain, on a train, not in the dark or in a tree. not in a car you let me be. i do not like them in a box,
with a fox, i will not eat them in a house. i do not like them with a mouse. i do not like them here or there. i do not like them anywhere. i do not like green eggs and ham. i do not like them, sam i am. you do not like them, so you say. try them, try them and you may. try them and you may, i say. sam, if you will let me be, i will try them. you will see. and this page, he's simply holding green eggs and ham on a fork, preparing to bite them. say, i like green eggs and ham. i do. i like them, sam i am.
and i would eat them in a boat. and i would eat them with a goat. i will eat them in the rain and in the dark and on a train and in a car and in a tree. they are so good, so good, you see. so, i will eat them in a box, with a fox. and i will eat them in a house and i will eat them with a mouse. i will eat them here or there. say, i will eat them anywhere. i do so like green eggs and ham. thank you, thank you, sam i am. >> a little bedtime story, but i don't know about how, put me to sleep. >> here's the thing. i was listening to it, of course, one of my favorite books. i love dr. seuss, he's done a lot of good for the world, but it does show how someone has kind of taken over the senate and using whatever he can to keep this all going. i can see the american public getting